Giancarlo Rolando
Patricia C. and Charles H. McGill III ’63 Visiting Assistant Professor of International Studies
Phone: (860) 297-5369 Office Location: Seabury Hall S-202
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Trinity College faculty member since 2023
General ProfileTeachingResearchPublications/PresentationsHonors/Awards
Ph.D., Univ. of Virginia
M.A., Univ. of Virginia
Licenciatura, Pontificia U Catolica del Peru
B.A., Pontificia U Catolica del Peru

Giancarlo Rolando is a sociocultural anthropologist interested in the quotidian experience of Indigenous-settler relationships in Amazonia and the politics of identity, environmental conservation, and development. He has conducted ethnographic fieldwork with the Mastanawa People of the Upper Purus River and written about their experience of the encompassing society through analysis of their quotidian interactions with their neighbors and narratives of their contact process. His current research examines the ways in which Indigenous Peoples of Peruvian Amazonia engage with and participate in development projects and environmental conservation initiatives that overlap with their ancestral territories. At Trinity, he teaches classes on contemporary Indigenous worlds and the making of the Global South.